21 episodes

Gain inspiration from people who may be 'unalike' you. Whilst they may be from different countries, cultures, backgrounds or jobs, they share many things in common with all of us - energy, enthusiasm and passion. In conversation with Sue Stockdale, we can learn from these remarkable people, and be inspired by their experiences.

Access to Inspiration Sue Stockdale

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Gain inspiration from people who may be 'unalike' you. Whilst they may be from different countries, cultures, backgrounds or jobs, they share many things in common with all of us - energy, enthusiasm and passion. In conversation with Sue Stockdale, we can learn from these remarkable people, and be inspired by their experiences.

    Nauja Bianco: Life 'up north' being a global Greenlander

    Nauja Bianco: Life 'up north' being a global Greenlander

    Sue Stockdale talks to Nauja Bianco, a native Greenlander about what life is like 'up north' and why cultural identity is becoming more important for Greenlanders and those living in the Nordic Countries.

    Nauja Bianco was born and raised in the capital Nuuk, in Greenland.  At the age of 17 she was an exchange student in the USA, followed by travels to Central and South America after graduating high school. In 1996, Nauja joined an expedition to Antarctica as part of a larger group of young people celebrating UNESCO’s 50th anniversary and putting focus on environmental protection, climate change, international cooperation as well as conflict resolution and peace.   As a political science major, her career has been within government, diplomacy and international relations. She has worked for the Government of Greenland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the intergovernmental organization of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nauja is currently an independent consultant running Isuma Consulting doing strategic advisory work within Arctic and Nordic affairs and is a freelance journalist and communications adviser. From August 2020 she will take up the post of Director of the Greenlandic House and Nordatlantic House in Odense, Denmark.

    Connect with Nauja Bianco on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nauja-bianco-3190b11b/
    or on Twitter https://twitter.com/NaujaBianco

    • 24 min
    David Liebnau: Why we need heart and courage at times of uncertainty

    David Liebnau: Why we need heart and courage at times of uncertainty

    Sue Stockdale talks to David Liebnau, Client Director and Senior Expert at SYNK Group, in Berlin, Germany about why we need heart and courage at times of uncertainty.  

    David graduated with a Masters Degree in Communications and has worked for the past twenty years as a senior learning & development consultant and executive coach. He has worked in 25 countries with more than 20,000 managers at all levels - including the board of large corporations.
    For more details http://synk-group.com

    • 20 min
    Virginie Goethals: How sport rehabilitates refugees in Hong Kong

    Virginie Goethals: How sport rehabilitates refugees in Hong Kong

    Sue Stockdale talks to Virginie Goethals, co-founder of RUN, a non-government organisation in Hong Kong that focuses on trauma rehabilitation through sport and education. Virginie explains how her love of the outdoors and running long distances accidentally inspired her to help female refugees in Hong Kong who are victims of sexual violence; and help them rebuild their mental and physical strength through hiking and running. For more information http://www.runhk.org

    • 20 min
    Sarah Lang: Transforming infrastructure in New Zealand

    Sarah Lang: Transforming infrastructure in New Zealand

    Sue Stockdale talks to Sarah Lang, Project Director at Infrastructure NZ, about how she started with one small idea and put it into practice, which in turn has transformed the face of the infrastructure sector in New Zealand so that it better represents the diversity of the country's population.

    Sarah is Project Director at Infrastructure NZ, New Zealand’s peak infrastructure body. In 2016 Sarah established the NZ Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) and is an advocate for the advancement of women in the infrastructure sector. Sarah has led the growth of the WIN network to over 1750 members spread over seven chapters nationwide, and more with the Emerging Talent Network.  She was awarded the 2018 Women of Influence Diversity Award and was a nominee for the 2019 New Zealander of the Year Award. Find Sarah Lang on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-lang-499a1a2/

    • 22 min
    Preview of Series Three of Access to Inspiration podcast

    Preview of Series Three of Access to Inspiration podcast

    Sue Stockdale reflects on the impact on listeners that the podcasts have had so far, and also previews Series Three of Access to Inspiration which will feature guests from Germany, Greenland and Hong Kong.  The guests for this upcoming series are:

    Sarah Lang - Transforming the infrastructure sector in New Zealand
    Virginie Goethais - How sport rehabilitates refugees in Hong Kong
    David Liebnau - Why we need heart and courage at times of uncertainty
    Nauja Bianco - Life up north - being a global Greenlander
    John Miles - Improving economic prosperity for workers in Venezuela
    Alyshia Silberg - Being a Silicon Valley venture capitalist
    Andrew Scott - How to gain and retain a Michelin star
    Paul Rose - At the front line of exploration and adventure

    • 8 min
    Marlina Moreno and Shannon Noelle Rivera: Why conservation and collaboration go hand in hand

    Marlina Moreno and Shannon Noelle Rivera: Why conservation and collaboration go hand in hand

    Two dynamic women working in the conservation sector - Marlina Moreno and Shannon Noelle Rivera, talk to Sue Stockdale about the importance of collaboration as well as some of the projects they are involved in around the world.

    Marlina Moreno is a former NFL cheerleader and professional dancer turned conservation biologist, filmmaker, and digital content creator. Her work has taken her to some of the planet's wildest places -- from the Peruvian Amazon to Uganda's highest peak -- and has been featured by media outlets such as Nat Geo Wild, Forbes, CBS, and more. She is the founder of Project:Conservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people and projects on the frontlines of conservation through visual storytelling and digital campaigns, and is creator of the popular wildlife-inspired travel blog, www.MarGoneWild.com. Instagram @marlinamoreno

    Shannon Noelle Rivera is a conservation scientist, environmental consultant, and international wildlife host largely focused on the importance of intersections within conservation practice, including identifying gender-sensitive strategies within conservation, and addressing animal welfare in conservation practice. Shannon has worked throughout Southeast Asia, the Amazon region, Oceania, and North America on wildlife trafficking issues, wildlife rehabilitation, reforestation, and various other conservation initiatives. Based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Shannon works with the state’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and Smart Trees Pacific building urban forestry capacity throughout the state and Pacific region.  Shannon has a Master of Science in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law from the University of Winchester.  http://www.shannonnrivera.com Instagram @shannonnoelle

    • 21 min

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